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HUNTERS--Here's your chance to win a 30.06 rifle with scope!

NOON LIONS CLUB MEMBERS ARE HAVING A FUND RAISER - The 30.06 Vintage HOWA rifle with scope will be awarded to the lucky winner of a drawing on Feb. 11, 2014. More...

News

Convicted bank robber in Texas gets 15 years

WACO, Texas (AP) - A convicted serial bank robber in Texas has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for a summer heist that led to his arrest after an Interstate 35 chase.  A federal judge in Waco on Tuesday afternoon sentenced 42- year- old Mic More...

Sheriff: 1 dead in North Texas house explosion

CLEBURNE, Texas (AP) - Authorities in North Texas say one woman was killed in a house explosion that flattened the property and was felt far as several miles away.  More...

10th person charged in Texas money laundering case

BRONWSVILLE, Texas (AP) - An alleged $1.9 million money laundering ring for a Mexican drug cartel has widened with federal prosecutors in Texas charging a 10th suspect in the case.  More...

Farm & Ranch

Santa Monica ranch newest member of Chamber of Commerce

Tucked in the back of an old road in east Willacy County is a small ranch owned by a Wisconsin family that settled here with the idea of raising their children and living off the land.  More...

Cotton Market Weekly

A Service Provided by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association November 27, 2013

Aided by inclement weather in much of the U.S. Cotton Belt and Iran's agreement to halt its nuclear weapons program, cotton futures prices began this week with strong gains at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE).  More...

Obituaries

JACINTO “JAY” TREVINO

RAYMONDVILLE, TX - Jacinto “Jay” Trevino, 53, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. More...

MARCELA LONGORIA BROWN

DALLAS, TX -Marcela Longoria Brown entered into eternal rest on November 20, 2013. She was born June 11, 1944 in Raymondville, TX to Julian and Marcela Longoria, Sr.  She graduated from San Perlita High School in 1965. More...

NATALIA R. CANTU

RAYMONDVILLE, TX - Natalia R. Cantu, 83 of Raymondville, TX, entered into rest Monday, November 25, 2013 in Valley Baptist Medical Center.  She was born in Santa Rosa, TX, daughter of Ramon P. More...

Former EMS workers busted on suspicion of drug violations

Two former employees with the Willacy County Emergency Medical Services turned themselves in on Tuesday, after police issued warrants for allegedly violating drug use laws.  They are Sara Ortiz and Lindsey Cantu, both of Lyford.  Ortiz and More...

B.J. Flores making his mark as running back at Gallaudet University

For Gallaudet University this was a season of firsts: first ESPN feature story, first Eastern Collegiate Football Conference title, and first NCAA Division III playoff appearance in school history.  A major contributor to the Bison’s succe More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

“It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas”

As we move into the month of December, Thanksgiving is behind us, or depending on how much we ate it may be both behind us and in front of us. More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

Following a lengthy and dangerous surgery, the doctor took aside the patient's fretting and talkative wife to instruct her as to his care. "Your husband must have peace and quiet," he told her as he handed her a bottle of pills. More...

County Lifestyles

Duartes to be Christmas Parade Grand Marshals

Mr. and Mrs. Armando Duarte were born one week apart in August of 1940. Mr. Duarte grew up learning his craft from his grandfather in General Teran, Mexico. More...

40th Wedding Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Chris Clinton, Sr. More...

INSTALLATION OF ATTORNEY

  INSTALLATION OF ATTORNEY - Recently Justice of the Peace Judge George E. Solis swore in his nephew, Placido Omar Solis to the Bar Association of Texas after he passed the Texas Bar test. More...

Crime & Courts

WILLACY COUNTY SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

NOVEMBER 27- Accident, Bus. 77 and Co. Line Rd., Sebastian.  Phone harassment, E. 7th St., Sebastian.  Harassment, E. More...

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

DECEMBER 2- Theft, over $50, under $500, 1000 blk E. Hidalgo.  Arrested: Noemi Troncoso, failure to identify, 900 blk W. Main.  Aggravated assult with a deadly weapon, 300 blk N. 5th.  Sexual assault of a child, 300 blk W. More...

Legals

NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF FRANCISCO QUINTERO, DECEASED

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Francisco Quintero, Deceased, were issued on November 26, 2013, by the County Court of Willacy County, Texas, acting in Cause No. More...

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